There are 2 biology schools in Berkeley, California. Berkeley has a general population of 102,743 and an overall student population of 44,428. Approximately 42,775 of Berkeley's students are enrolled in schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Berkeley, by student population, is University of California-Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated approximately 577 students from its biology program.
In 2010, 899 students graduated with a biology degree from one of Berkeley's biology schools. If you decide to attend one of Berkeley's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in instate tuition and $50,981 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,353 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Berkeley-based biology schools, you will have an added expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,507.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Berkeley, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 biologists in California were working in the greater Berkeley area. Berkeley's biologist workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a biologist in Berkeley is $48,030 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for biologists.
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